The Moxa AWK-5222 is a rugged, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g-compliant, 3-in-1 industrial wireless AP/bridge/client and is designed to offer a wide variety of wireless connection configurations and solutions to help create robust wireless connections for critical industrial applications.
The Scalance X308-2M is an industrial-grade, compact gigabit ethernet switch featuring IT functions in addition to its industry functions. The modular, fanless design makes the unit flexible for use in many industrial applications. There are two slots for media modules allowing for various types of fibre-optic ports to be connected.
Harting Technology has developed prototypes of what it calls Fast Track Switching. Fully compatible with standard ethernet, the Fast Track Switch guarantees deterministic data transmission at the field level. This makes it possible to meet high real-time requirements in automation without changing the standard ethernet.
Ethernet Direct's Husky HWE-800 is a cost-effective, industrially hardened web-managed industrial ethernet switch, specifically designed to operate reliably in electrically harsh, hazardous and demanding environments.
The ORing IES-2050-M12 is a waterproof, light-managed redundant ring ethernet switch featuring five 10/100base-TX ports, and is IP67 rated. The IES-1050-M12 is an IP67 rated, unmanaged ethernet switch with five 10/100base-Tx ports.
The Fieldbus Foundation has announced the release of its latest FOUNDATION fieldbus conformance and interoperability test kits for use by plant automation equipment suppliers.
When Coopers Brewery relocated from Leabrook to Regency Park in 2001, the company took the opportunity to expand its capacity by commissioning an entirely new brew house. International brew house designers Briggs of Burton proposed linking all measuring points with a Profibus communications system, based on its outstanding success in other brew houses worldwide.
In Part 1 of this article we looked generally at the types of innovations that have been used to make use of ethernet in process plants and factory automation. This month we look at some of the most well-known implementations.
The benefits of using well-established ethernet and internet technologies in industrial plants are too great to ignore, but overcoming the requirement for real-time operation has led to some innovative approaches to how this ubiquitous technology can be used in process plants and factory automation.
Yokogawa’s Stardom and Centum VP control systems are among the first to pass the Fieldbus Foundation’s recently developed Host Profile Registration Program.